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Kevin Ellison has 3 short TD runs, Georgia Southern routs Troy 42-10

  • Ken Butler, left, and Edwin Jackson of Georgia Southern University celebrate Jackson's sack in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/Savannah Morning News, Brittney Lohmiller) THE EXAMINER.COM OUT; SFEXAMINER.COM OUT; WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM OUT

    Ken Butler, left, and Edwin Jackson of Georgia Southern University celebrate Jackson's sack in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/Savannah Morning News, Brittney Lohmiller) THE EXAMINER.COM OUT; SFEXAMINER.COM OUT; WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Troy safety Dontreal Pruitt trips up Georgia Southern University quarterback Kevin Ellison in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/Savannah Morning News, Brittney Lohmiller) THE EXAMINER.COM OUT; SFEXAMINER.COM OUT; WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM OUT

    Troy safety Dontreal Pruitt trips up Georgia Southern University quarterback Kevin Ellison in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/Savannah Morning News, Brittney Lohmiller) THE EXAMINER.COM OUT; SFEXAMINER.COM OUT; WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Troy cornerback Ethan Davis breaks up a pass intended for B.J. Johnson (12)  of Georgia Southern University in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/Savannah Morning News, Brittney Lohmiller) THE EXAMINER.COM OUT; SFEXAMINER.COM OUT; WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM OUT

    Troy cornerback Ethan Davis breaks up a pass intended for B.J. Johnson (12) of Georgia Southern University in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/Savannah Morning News, Brittney Lohmiller) THE EXAMINER.COM OUT; SFEXAMINER.COM OUT; WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Quarterback Kevin Ellison had three short touchdown runs, and L.A. Ramsby ran for two more scores to help Georgia Southern rout Troy 42-10 on Thursday night.

The Eagles (7-2, 6-0 Sun Belt) have won six straight since a 42-38 loss at Georgia Tech. They also lost their opener, 24-23 at North Carolina State.

Ellison ran for 99 yards on 13 carries and was 5 of 9 for 31 yards passing. Backup quarterback Favian Upshaw ran for 96 yards on seven carries and completed his only pass.

Ellison made it 28-3 early in third quarter with a 2-yard run, Ramsby added a 9-yard scoring run early in the fourth and Upshaw completed the scoring for the Eagles with a 19-yard run.

Khary Franklin scored on a 3-yard run for Troy (1-8, 1-4) with 1:18 left.

Ellison had 6- and 1-yard scoring runs in the first quarter to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead.

Ryan Kay made a 25-yard field goal for Troy early in the second, and Ramsby made it 21-3 with a 4-yard run midway through the quarter.